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Eric Pass
B.A., M. Sc. Ed.

Educational Background
  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography) – 1974 – Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Master of Science in Education – 1979 – Niagara University, Lewiston, New York, USA
  • Ontario Realtor Certification – 2003 – Real Estate Council of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Career History
  • March 2002 to present
    Mediator and Arbitrator for Brant-Wentworth Mediation and Arbitration Services Inc., servicing all demands for mediation and arbitration.
  • October 2003 to August 2011
    Realtor with Royal LePage Action Realty in Brantford, Ontario completing real estate needs associated with residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial holdings.
  • September 1969 to June 2001
    Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Human Relations Coordinator during a 31 year career with the Grand Erie District School Board and its predecessor, the Brant County Board of Education while mediating issues related to working conditions, salary, benefits, health and safety, job descriptions, staff evaluations, employee grievances involving over 1,200 employees and 5 separate collective agreements.
Positions Held
  • Coach – Boys' Hockey – Triple A Midget for Brantford Minor Hockey Association and Bantam for Brantford Church Hockey Association
  • Player – Brantford Selects – Old-Timers Hockey Team
  • Team Leader – Cancer Society – Annual Fundraising Campaign
  • Area Representative – Canadian Census Program
  • Volunteer – Stedman Hospice
Memberships Held
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario
  • Ontario Principals Council

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Family Law

  • including issues surrounding both marriage as well as common law relationships.
  • Custody of children and access with children
    • often is much easier to work together raising children if the court process has been avoided
    Child Support
    • including needs from infancy to post-secondary education
    Spousal Support
    • examination of needs, abilities, and the specific interests of the parties
    • both land and other items accumulated during the relationship
    • co-ownership disputes, real estate transactions gone bad
    • division of personal items both large and small

Real Estate

  • real estate transactions gone bad
  • easements
  • disputes concerning property defects
  • land encroachments
  • mortgage and related financing
  • landlord and tenant law, regarding both land (residential and commercial) and the leasing of goods


  • validity of wills
  • entitlements if no will
  • estate planning
  • distribution of estate assets


  • employment agreements
  • termination of employment including severance issues
  • workers’ compensation
  • human rights and other forms of discrimination

Commercial Law

  • partnership and corporate issues
  • severing or dissolving of business relationships
  • defining contractual rights and obligations
  • disputes arising from business transactions
  • insurance claims

Personal Injury

  • motor vehicle loss and injury claims including issues of fault, liability, and the quantifying of loss
  • insurance issues
  • occupiers' liability issues including slip and fall cases
  • assaults
  • assessment of damages and loss

Personal Property

  • ownership issues
  • right of possession
  • transfer of personal property
  • defective property
  • consumer rights

Debtor / Creditor Disputes

  • repayment schedules
  • settlements through compromise
  • disputes concerning property defects

Paul M. Stillman - B.Sc, LL.B., LL.M.

  • Practicing Barrister and Solicitor for over 40 years.
  • Lecturer at McMaster University for over 35 years.
  • Master of Laws Degree in Mediation and Arbitration from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

J. Eric Pass - B.A., M. Sc. Ed.

  • Over 30 years of service with the Grand Erie District School Board as Principal and Human Resources Administrator.
  • Mediated grievances processed through 5 separate collective agreements involving over 1,200 employees.
  • Co-facilitated implementation of an Employee Assistance program.
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